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BURROWS Lycurgus (1875 – 1952)

FOOTBALLER Situated in the Unconsecrated/East Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Born in Ashton under Lyne in 1875, Lycurgus Burrows joined Royal Arsenal as an amateur in January 1892, but did not sign league forms until July the following year. The full back played once for Royal Arsenal before their induction to the Football League and […]

ROBB Muriel Evelyn (1878 – 1907)

WIMBLEDON SINGLES CHAMPION 1902 Situated in the Consecrated/West Section of Jesmond Old Cemetery. Muriel Evelyn Robb was born on 13 May 1878 in Jesmond, Newcastle. Her parents were William David Robb, a provision agent and Ellen Robb, nee Ritson. At the time of Muriel’s birth, the family were living at 1, Victoria Villas. Muriel learned […]